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The Black Island (The Adventures of Tintin) Paperback – 26 Sep 2012

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Publisher: Egmont; New edition edition (26 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405206187
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405206181
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 0.6 x 29.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
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About the Author

Hergé  (Georges Remi) was born in Brussels in 1907. Over the course of 54 years he completed 23 albums of The Adventures of Tintin series, which is now considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comics series of all time. With translations published in over 80 languages, more than 230 million copies sold worldwide and a Hollywood movie to its name, Tintin dominates the Comics and Graphic Novels chart even today. Sadly, Hergé died in 1983, leaving his 24th album, Tintin and Alph-Art, unfinished, but his hero continues to be one of the most iconic characters in both adult and children’s fiction.


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I've always loved Tintin and enjoyed the book. But this Kindle version is a poorly scanned voluntary copy. You can see the stamps on some of the pages. Not the quality I would expect to pay for.
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Another excellent Tintin adventure from Hergé.
This edition is paperback, with nice glossy pages. Essential for any Tintin collector!
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Really funny, laughed out loud.
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A very poor scan of the book, not a real rendering onto Kindle. Don't buy it.
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The Black Island is a terrific Tintin adventure set mainly in England and Scotland. Tintin is wrongly accused of a theft and is arrested by the thoroughly useless and entertaining Thompson twins. The action then picks up from here as Tintin investigates a gang of forgers with his ever trusty companion Snowy.
This is a charming adventure, I adore the artwork by Herge and a story where Captain Haddock does not feature. The plot is very much like a John Buchan thriller, but I think the Black Island is a satisfying and charming read.
Tintin is suitable for children and adults alike.
You can't keep a good reporter and his little dog down.
Lovely stuff.
5 stars
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This story always struck a chord with me when I was a child; not due to any pre-teen involvement with international forgers, but because it was set in an environment I could immediately relate to (Tintin first travels to England, and then on to Scotland). It`s a crackerjack story, a classic early Tintin (pre-Haddock) with plenty of good work from Snowy, schoolboy-errors from Thompson and Thomson, and the introduction of the nefarious Dr Muller. Some delightful sequences (Snowy and the goat, the bungling fireman, and of course Snowy vs. Ranko, the beast of the titular Black Island), and as always, some exquisite art.
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I'm a die-hard Tintin fan, from my early days and still am. Therefore, when they began translating the facsimile versions into English, my enthusiasm was reignited.
I bought the black-and-white versions of America and Cigars, and the French 1950 facsimile of Land of Black Gold. When I saw they had The Black Island in English, I went through pains to get it.
And how disappointed I was! There are hardly any differences as there are between the black-and-whites and the real books.
This is no fault of Herge, nor the translators, but of the publishers, since there were no translators! Each page, panel and frame is the same, only the art is older. Nothing is there that is absent in the new version, nothing is missing from the new version. And if that weren't bad enough, Egmont has gone out of their way to kill whatever minor differences there might be, because they didn't translate the facsimile edition, but merely took the text of the new version in English and applied it here. Thus differences that I had expected to see - which I read about in Michael Farr's Tintin: The Complete Companion (Adventures of Tintin), don't exist in the english fax! For example, when Tintin jumps onto a railway car which is "Loch Lomond" in the new version but is "Jonnie Walker" in the old: this fax uses "Loch Lomond!"
The reason I gave 2 stars and not 1 is because, perhaps if you can read French, and buy the french facsimile, you'll find the unknown Tintin that one hopes to find!
Otherwise, this volume is of no value, even to the utmost Tintin enthusiasts: they will find nothing of interest whatsoever in the English facsimile, only perhaps in the french.
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